Legal Specialist

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Location:Perth

About South32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

About the roles

South32 are currently seeking applications for two Legal Specialists to join the team, a Specialist Legal Corporate and a Specialist Legal Operations Australia.

Specialist Legal Corporate

The Specialist Legal Corporate acts as a key business partner for South32 functions including Corporate Development, Company Secretariat, the technology team in the Supply function, Technology and Treasury (“Client Group”). Responsible for providing the Client Group with independent legal support and advice to ensure legal risks are identified and managed in accordance with the values, strategy and commercial objectives of South32.

These positions will be based at our head office in the heart of the Perth CBD with state-of-the-art facilities that include secure bicycle parking, lockers and showers.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with Client Group in providing advice on areas within the accountability of the Legal Corporate and Company Secretariat teams
  • Supports identification of legal risks affecting the Client Group and advises on the management of these risks. Participates in risk reviews where required to support the Manager Legal Corporate
  • Supports delivery of South32 Legal, Corporate Development, Company Secretariat, Technology Supply, Technology and Treasury projects as required (including Annual Report)
  • Supports Manager Legal Corporate in execution of accountability for South32 Material Legal Risks
  • Provides independent legal advice to all Client Groups on corporate, corporate advisory, technology and Treasury related matters and transactions including strategic and complex transactions
  • Supports the implementation of the South32 Legal governance requirements for their areas of accountability

About you

  • Current Australian legally qualified and practising lawyer
  • ≥ 5 years PQE corporate lawyer
  • Experience in a top tier law firm
  • Corporate and commercial transactional experience in the Australian resource and energy sector (mergers, acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures)
  • Australian public company secretariat support experience, particularly ASX continuous disclosure, directors’ duties and corporate governance
  • Knowledge of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), ASX Listing Rules and ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations
  • Experience in technology related projects and procurement contracts, cybersecurity, data protection, data regulation and privacy

Specialist Legal Operations Australia

The Specialist Legal Operations Australia acts as a key business partner for the South32 Australia Region (“Client Group”). They are responsible for providing the Client Group with independent legal support and advice to ensure legal risks are identified and managed in accordance with the Values and Strategy of South32.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with Client Group in providing advice on areas within the accountability of the Legal Australia team
  • Ensure effective engagement with other South32 Legal sub-teams in accordance with the South32 Legal Mandate
  • Support Manager Legal Operations Australia and Africa in execution of accountability for South32 Material Legal Risks
  • Supports Identification of legal risks affecting the Client Group and advises on the management of these risks. Participates in risk reviews where required to support the Manager Legal Operations Australia and Africa.
  • Provides independent legal advice to all Client Groups on strategic and complex commercial or energy & resources dispute resolution.
  • Supports development of the Legal Australia Business Plan consistent with the South32 Legal 5YP and coordinates delivery against the Plan
  • Provides input into the development and execution of Analysis and Improvement activities within Legal Australia team

About you

  • Current Australian legally qualified and practising lawyer
  • ≥ 5 years PQE
  • Experience with complex major commercial transactions in the Australian resource and energy sector
  • Resource and energy section capital project management
  • Commercial / resource and energy dispute resolution (including litigation) experience
  • Managing Corporate / HSEC issues including regulatory investigations
  • Mining tenure, port/ rail infrastructure access, native title
  • ASX Continuous Disclosure experience

Our benefits

  • Competitive salaries
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan

Our culture

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.

We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

Please include a Cover Letter referencing which position you are applying for along with your application.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.